Chapter 2. Get started

This chapter helps you get started quickly with Neo4j and the Cypher query language.

2.1. Install Neo4j

Get started installing Neo4j.

Setting up a local environment for developing an application with Neo4j and its query language Cypher is easy. Download Neo4j from and follow the installation instructions for your operating system. Read more about deploying Neo4j in the Neo4j Operations Manual → Deployment. To get started with Cypher, continue reading. Open up a web browser and point it to http://localhost:7474 to follow along and try out the queries explained below.